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Found a great crime fiction series

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If you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe, I've got a great series for you. The author is Ian MacGregger - a Scot. Here's the link to his website:…Continue

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I was recently working with the senior team of a mid-sized government contractor.

Started Dec 28, 2012 0 Replies

The change was also having an effect on the company’s client base. Key decision makes were increasingly worried about what they saw as inattention to their concerns and needs. Three brought up the…Continue

 

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Conversations with Investors – Chapter Three

Dr. Earl R. Smith IIManaging Partner, Growthers~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jack Biddle, Co-Founder and General partner, Novak Biddle Venture PartnersIn this series of articles, I describe interviews with investors in the Washington DC area. They range from angel investors to managing partners in well established funds. I have known most of them for many years. That allowed us to cut through the usual PR crap and get to the heart of how they review investment opportunities. When I…See More
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A Visionary Leader or a Program Manager?

Dr. Earl R. Smith IIDrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.comA Lesson LearnedMany years ago, while I was working on Wall Street, I had the great good fortune of having a mentor who took the time to explain the world as he understood it. At the time, I was focused on evaluating companies and management teams as candidates for inward investment and/or potential acquisition by clients of the firm I was working…See More
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As Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives of the Varley USA, I am responsible for identifying, negotiating and closing acquisitions in the US market. I lead a team which is dedicated to forming strategic Partnerships which either leverage or complement the substantial business base of the Varley Group.

Varley USA, Inc. is an Engineering Services company headquartered in Washington, DC, focusing on the Aerospace and Defense markets.

I also provide mentoring to those who have both the courage and determination to make a truly transformational journey. My approach is heavily influenced by core principles of Zen Buddhism. I don’t offer quick fixes or follow the latest fads. If you are willing to make the long journey – if it’s time for you to come to know the person you really are and can become – if you intend to finally find the path you should be following – if you want to start living life you were truly meant to live – then perhaps we should talk.

My experience includes designing and organizing companies, business/technology management, team building, strategic alliances, negotiating complex arrangements, governance & compliance, resourcing & financing, mergers & acquisitions, management/team/board assessment, coaching and strategic and tactical planning and implementation.

I received a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Masters of Management Science from the Alfred P. Sloan School at MIT. In 1996 I was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by the Department of Government and International Studies, Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland with a focus in political and social theory and comparative cultural analysis. Subsequently I taught advanced political and social theory as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Government, University of Birmingham in England.
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A Visionary Leader or a Program Manager?

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A Lesson Learned

Many years ago, while I was working on Wall Street, I had the great good fortune of having a mentor who took the time to explain the world as he understood it. At the time, I was focused on evaluating companies and management teams as candidates for inward…

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Varley Group and its Subsidiary, Varley USA, Inc. Form Strategic Alliance with Concurrent Technologies Corporation and its Affiliate, Enterprise Ventures Corporation

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Contacts: Earl “Chief” Smith II, PhD, Varley USA, (202) 559-7403 or Chief@VarleyGroup.us Mary Bevan, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, (814) 269-2490 or bevanm@ctc.com 

Varley Group and its Subsidiary, Varley USA, Inc. Form Strategic Alliance with Concurrent Technologies Corporation and its…

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Change – Two of Many Perspectives

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During my six tours as a CEO and through the years of working with other CEOs, I have developed an understanding of the process of change that is considerably different from the one I learned at the Sloan School. I find that helping CEOs understand the subtleties of change is one of the major contributions that…

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Coaching Notes - Meeting the Past

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Dr. Earl R. Smith II

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A while back I was having drinks with a friend who had, with her team, built a very nice mid-market government contractor. Like some new companies, the group had left a larger company after a divide developed in the management team. They were part of the losing side. So they spun out and started a new company. The team was still mostly made up of people who were part of the founding team. But things…

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